A Day of Sights, and Music in Dublin…
My uncle and I headed into the city to run some errands for my grandmother who lives one block from O’Connell Street in Dublin City Center. Quite convenient huh? As we were walking down to the bank we walked by this statue of a hand that is behind these tall black gates that are usually locked.
I’ve walked past this statue about 3 million times at this point and each and every time I walk by it I think to myself… I wish I could just run in there real quick and jump up into the hand for a photo.
The first time that I walked by a few weeks ago the gates were open but unfortunately I didn’t have anybody with me to take the photo. But today I was in luck! Not only were the gates open, but my uncle was with me so he could be the designated photographer. Nice!
“The Hand” statue is my little secret because it’s not easy to find. It’s not smack dab in the middle of the city, and most visitors to Dublin have probably never seen it. It’s one of the many cool things to see during your stay in Dublin, but maybe I’ll keep it secret and we’ll see if you can find it on your own! That makes it more fun, doesn’t it?
Afterwards I headed down O’Connell Street past the G.P.O and over to the Ha’Penny bridge to snap a few photos while the weather was good. Good weather here lately is any day that it’s not raining! It had been very overcast for most of the day but hey, at least it’s not raining!
I crossed over the Ha’Penny towards Temple Bar where I spent a while listening to some buskers (street performers) play their music and although it’s somewhat rare to hear actual quality music, a few of these guys were great!
I have to say, there’s nothing better than coming down to Temple Bar on a nice day when everyone is out and the buskers are on every corner. It’s amazing to see some of these musicians with so much talent, yet most of them will never be discovered.
Until next time…